This section contains all the pre 802.11 and 802.11 wireless device drivers. For a complete list of drivers and documentation on them refer to the wireless wiki: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers
Say Y here if you intend to attach an Aviator/Raytheon PCMCIA (PC-card) wireless Ethernet networking card to your computer. Please read the file <file:Documentation/networking/ray_cs.txt> for details. To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ray_cs. If unsure, say N.
A library for Marvell Libertas 8xxx devices using thinfirm.
A driver for Marvell Libertas 8388 USB devices using thinfirm.
This is the standard Linux driver to support Cisco/Aironet ISA and PCI 802.11 wireless cards. It supports the new 802.11b cards from Cisco (Cisco 34X, Cisco 35X - with or without encryption) as well as card before the Cisco acquisition (Aironet 4500, Aironet 4800, Aironet 4800B). This driver support both the standard Linux Wireless Extensions and Cisco proprietary API, so both the Linux Wireless Tools and the Cisco Linux utilities can be used to configure the card. The driver can be compiled as a module and will be named "airo".
A driver 802.11b wireless cards based on the Atmel fast-vnet chips. This driver supports standard Linux wireless extensions. Many cards based on this chipset do not have flash memory and need their firmware loaded at start-up. If yours is one of these, you will need to provide a firmware image to be loaded into the card by the driver. The Atmel firmware package can be downloaded from <http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/atmel>
Enable support for PCI and mini-PCI cards containing the Atmel at76c506 chip.
Enable support for PCMCIA cards containing the Atmel at76c502 and at76c504 chips.
Enable support for USB Wireless devices using Atmel at76c503, at76c505 or at76c505a chips.
This is the standard Linux driver to support Cisco/Aironet PCMCIA 802.11 wireless cards. This driver is the same as the Aironet driver part of the Linux Pcmcia package. It supports the new 802.11b cards from Cisco (Cisco 34X, Cisco 35X - with or without encryption) as well as card before the Cisco acquisition (Aironet 4500, Aironet 4800, Aironet 4800B). It also supports OEM of Cisco such as the DELL TrueMobile 4800 and Xircom 802.11b cards. This driver support both the standard Linux Wireless Extensions and Cisco proprietary API, so both the Linux Wireless Tools and the Cisco Linux utilities can be used to configure the card.
A driver for WL3501 PCMCIA 802.11 wireless cards made by Planet. It has basic support for Linux wireless extensions and initial micro support for ethtool.
This enables support for FullMAC PCI/Cardbus prism54 devices. This driver is now deprecated in favor for the SoftMAC driver, p54pci. p54pci supports FullMAC PCI/Cardbus devices as well. For details on the scheduled removal of this driver on the kernel see the feature removal schedule: Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt For more information refer to the p54 wiki: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/p54 Note: You need a motherboard with DMA support to use any of these cards When built as module you get the module prism54
Say Y if you want to use wireless LAN adapters based on the ZyDAS ZD1201 chip. This driver makes the adapter appear as a normal Ethernet interface, typically on wlan0. The zd1201 device requires external firmware to be loaded. This can be found at http://linux-lc100020.sourceforge.net/ To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called zd1201.
This is a driver for wireless RNDIS devices. These are USB based adapters found in devices such as: Buffalo WLI-U2-KG125S U.S. Robotics USR5421 Belkin F5D7051 Linksys WUSB54GSv2 Linksys WUSB54GSC Asus WL169gE Eminent EM4045 BT Voyager 1055 Linksys WUSB54GSv1 U.S. Robotics USR5420 BUFFALO WLI-USB-G54 All of these devices are based on Broadcom 4320 chip which is the only wireless RNDIS chip known to date. If you choose to build a module, it'll be called rndis_wlan.
This driver is for ADM8211A, ADM8211B, and ADM8211C based cards. These are PCI/mini-PCI/Cardbus 802.11b chips found in cards such as: Xterasys Cardbus XN-2411b Blitz NetWave Point PC TrendNet 221pc Belkin F5D6001 SMC 2635W Linksys WPC11 v1 Fiberline FL-WL-200X 3com Office Connect (3CRSHPW796) Corega WLPCIB-11 SMC 2602W V2 EU D-Link DWL-520 Revision C However, some of these cards have been replaced with other chips like the RTL8180L (Xterasys Cardbus XN-2411b, Belkin F5D6001) or the Ralink RT2400 (SMC2635W) without a model number change. Thanks to Infineon-ADMtek for their support of this driver.
This driver is a developer testing tool that can be used to test IEEE 802.11 networking stack (mac80211) functionality. This is not needed for normal wireless LAN usage and is only for testing. See Documentation/networking/mac80211_hwsim for more information on how to use this tool. To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called mac80211_hwsim. If unsure, say N.
This driver supports Marvell TOPDOG 802.11 wireless cards. To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called mwl8k. If unsure, say N.